A newly appointed pastor from Chicago gets dressed in order to lead church services with children.
Aaron Moser, drawn this summer, can be seen addressing children from a pulpit in his church in a blonde wig, white dress, and makeup before spreading the Word of God to children in his parish at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. Logan Square.
The event took place last Sunday, and saw Moser read a religious book about joy to a group of children.
A Lutheran pastor in Chicago offered to withdraw prayer time for children in his church
Drawn this summer, Aaron Moser wore a blonde wig, white dress, and makeup to bring his parishioners to worship.
Moser published a statement from the church saying that his teaching on clouds was to teach “joy.”
“I have a great story to share with you today,” Moser can be heard telling the story as he sheds his poetry on either side of The Post Millennial report.
“I’m also a boy most of the time when I’m here, but today I’m a girl,” he explained.
In a Facebook post, Moser wrote: ‘The sixth Sunday of Arrival is Jubilee Sunday. It is an opportunity for us to practice what a life of joy can look like. It’s rehearsal. Evangelism in the clouds is a theological reflection on joy: joy overflows with abundance, and it cannot help but make itself known. Weaving together today’s topic, queer theory, and literature texts, we will “practice for joy.”
The lesson was also broadcast via Zoom, allowing many other parishioners to watch it
Moser is openly gay, as stated on his personal Facebook page
The announcement indicated that Seminary Aaron would be “speaking in clouds!” Adding that the church wanted everyone “to wear clothes/accessories that make you feel 100%, like the best version of yourself.”
Moser writes openly about incorporating cuernes into his teachings saying, “The cuernes are beautiful and true,” in one of his Facebook posts.
Homosexuality, gender identities and gender expressions flow from the depths of our being. We are who we are. “We can express our truth,” he wrote on his personal Facebook page.
Moser took the time to take pictures with other members of the church staff before they were posted online
In a Facebook post, Moser wrote: ‘The sixth Sunday of Arrival is Jubilee Sunday. It is an opportunity for us to practice what a life of joy can look like. It’s rehearsal. Weaving together today’s topic, queer theory, and literature texts, we will “practice for joy.”
Homosexuality is sacred. Moser notes that some straight lines don’t think we’re telling the truth, adding that he also has a political angle: “If you vote red, you vote against me and my rights.”
In an emotional post on the church’s Facebook page, Moser said it was some time before many people experienced “joy.”
It was very difficult to know what this joy would be, because it had been such a long time since some of us were so happy. It was a difficult and stressful year.
I decided rather than tell you, “This is how I want you to be happy,” as we prepare for this exercise, I thought I’d instead put on a dress as so many of my inspirations have done. I decided to follow their lead, showing that freedom from oppressive laws paves the way for joy.
But allowing yourself to feel euphoric can be intimidating. I wasn’t sure how the outside world would deal with me when they saw me this morning. Joy is difficult to feel, it is weak. But isn’t she very beautiful? ” He said.
There have been many messages of support online despite the church hanging out for comments
There were a lot of support messages online.
“Thank you for your beautifully inspiring and joy-enhancing message!!” Kristen Engstrom Books.
Taylor Walker added, “Aaron, this is absolutely amazing.”
Thank you for sharing the joy with us today! I really feel it, so thank you! You need this!’ Liz Fry said.
‘Amazing message! Thanks for sharing this beautiful joy! John Thomas Seppf agreed.
Despite the positivity circulating online, the church has now stopped posting comments.
We have frozen comments on this post for the time being. We appreciate all the love and encourage you to continue to pray for the full inclusion, affirmation and justice of LGBTQIA+ people in the church,” the church wrote.
Moser’s drag story time is one of a number of similar events that have emerged across the country in recent years.
Once, in 2015, a San Francisco writer named Michelle Tea came up with the idea of a ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’: men reading children’s books to children and parents on programs intended to provide ‘positive and not shy’ role models. “.
Since then, Drag Queen Story Hours have been held in bookstores or bookstores in major cities including Los Angeles, New York and the fashion-loving city of New Orleans.
In some smaller communities, the programs sparked protests from conservative and religious groups, but Chicago, where Mosser preaches, is on the doorstep of the Republican Midwest while in a very left-wing Democratic city.